How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?

  1. Guitarmageddon's Avatar
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       #1

    How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?


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    So I already have the option disabled to not allow windows to update drivers via windows update. And it has never been a problem. lately, it has downloaded the attached avolute 1.6.10 driver and it screws up my sound a bunch. I use the UAD driver package a few versions old, and it is version 1.5.10. Needless to say, how can I prevent windows from continually downloading this avolute package after I tell it not to? I keep deleting it, clearing my audio drivers, then redoing the install process, and WU keeps grabbing it. Is there a deeper setting somewhere I can do to stop this?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Hi, whilst it's possible to block (hide) a specific update
    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10

    this may be somewhat similar to a problem related to the continual installation of a version of the Nvidia driver- no normal action could stop it.

    This might help:
    Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver

    It may be that your only option is to take control of Windows Updates and use one of the 3rd party utilities that help Home users in particular. E.g.
    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Option 7

    or Sledgehammer for example.
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  3. Guitarmageddon's Avatar
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       #3

    Thanks! It showed up under option one of this link you posted and I was able to block it. Although Im unsure for how long it will stay blocked since the MS description of the utility kept referring to "temporary" blockage.
    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 1,245
    Windows 10 Home 2004 19041.804
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    Guitarmageddon said:
    Thanks! It showed up under option one of this link you posted and I was able to block it. Although Im unsure for how long it will stay blocked since the MS description of the utility kept referring to "temporary" blockage.
    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
    In recent times, Microsoft settings have just not proven reliable for preventing, delaying or controlling any sort of updates. One of the only proven solutions is option 7 of this link, as previously posted. WAU manager works 100% by selecting the option for software only (no drivers). You can even check for drivers that are available and choose to simply not install them.

    Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10


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    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 11 Feb 2020 at 08:03.
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  5. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    I have used Windows Update MiniTool to hide all driver updates.

    How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?-hidden-drivers.jpg
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  6. Guitarmageddon's Avatar
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    Matthew Wai said:
    I have used Windows Update MiniTool to hide all driver updates.

    How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?-hidden-drivers.jpg
    Link?
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  7. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    There are several such tools.

    I quoted two:Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10
    Option 7
    or Sledgehammer for example.
    Google helps you find things.
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  8. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    Guitarmageddon said:
    Link?
    I use this one: Download Windows Update MiniTool - MajorGeeks
    Some others like this: www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/wumgr.html

    Guitarmageddon said:
    Im unsure for how long it will stay blocked since the MS description of the utility kept referring to "temporary" blockage.
    Updates stay blocked permanently on my Windows 10 Home.


    The "wushowhide.diagcab" file cannot be downloaded via the Download button there.

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Microsoft settings have just not proven reliable for preventing, delaying or controlling any sort of updates.
    Metered connection still works at my end as shown below:

    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 12 Feb 2020 at 05:15.
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  9. PCPartsGuy's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro x64 v2004
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    Guitarmageddon said:
    How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?-avolute.png

    So I already have the option disabled to not allow windows to update drivers via windows update. And it has never been a problem. lately, it has downloaded the attached avolute 1.6.10 driver and it screws up my sound a bunch. I use the UAD driver package a few versions old, and it is version 1.5.10. Needless to say, how can I prevent windows from continually downloading this avolute package after I tell it not to? I keep deleting it, clearing my audio drivers, then redoing the install process, and WU keeps grabbing it. Is there a deeper setting somewhere I can do to stop this?
    I had success today with this issue, using the tutorial here: Prevent Windows Update from Updating Specific Device Driver

    How do I make windows stop downloading this avolute driver update?-disable-update-success.jpg
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  10. Posts : 1,365
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #10

    Nahimic support has written a topic on the A-volute driver update problem in their forum - could be related:
    [NEW] No sound in my system after a Driver update (from Windows Update) | Community help & shares
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